Recent Homework Questions About Poetry
"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility: the emotion is contemplated till, by a species of re-action, the tranquility disappears, and an emotion, kindred to that which was before the subject of ...
Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 5:27am
Edit and review please. Write an essay in which you analyze the changes in the literary selections you have read thus far, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and going through the seventeenth century. What differences do you notice in the topics, themes and writing styles? ...
Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 3:33pm
Hi, I recently posted a question about postmodern and modern theories of criticism, and I still don't really understand it. Could someone please explain these two to me? I found some info.. but I still kinda don't understand. "Postmodernism represents the ...
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 9:57pm
English lit essay check
7) Write an essay in which you analyze the changes in the literary selections you have read thus far, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon period and going thru the seventeenth century. What differences do you notice in the topics, themes and writing styles? What similarities are ...
Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 6:45pm
I need to write a poem with the word ALGEBRA but the only problem is that my teacher wants complete sentences with each letter instead of a word for a letter. Can you please help?
Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 7:49pm
1. I don't like to eat junk food. (Is 'junk' waste? What kinds of food are junk food? Would you name them, please?) 2. He is famous for poetry. 3. He is well-known for kindness. 4. He is noted for wealthy. 5. He is notorious for cruelty. (Are they all correct ...
Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 6:41am
Complete the Comparative Poetry Matrix in Appendix H, in which you will compare and contrast the themes and writing styles of three poems of your choice (other than My Papa's Waltz), as well as evaluate which poem of the three most effectively utilizes literary devices and...
Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 2:16pm
can someone please give me good links where i can find poetry to read. i am writing a poem called 'shadows of the past' . and i need to read some good pieces of poetry to get ideas, and ispiration. i don't know what my poem's going to be about, i just know that...
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 1:36pm
What poet/songwriter wrote these words? Like a bird on the wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free Like a worm on a hook Like a knight from some old-fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons for thee If I have been unkind I hope that you can ...
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 10:36pm
So for English we're doing poetry. With a partner we both wrote our own poems and compared them. We had to find one word that fits into both poems and we got the word "Change". Now we have to be able to read our poems while not boring the class by doing something...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 1:34am
Can someone please give me some SIMPLE (easy for me to understand) meanings of the following poetry terms? because I am quite confused with the terms...especially alliteration, assonance,consonance, and rhyme. How can I identify them? 1. Poetry 2. Alliteration 3. Assonance 4. ...
Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 2:57am
Question? How do the poetic elements increase my appreciation of the story."The Cremation of Sam McGee". answer: The perfect rhyme and meter come through perfectly.The vivid descriptions,make me read it again to grasp the details. Can you correct my answer?
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 4:11pm
How do the poetic elements increase my interest in or my appreciation of ?: 1."The cremation of Sam Mcgee." 2. "How I learned English". How to answer this question?
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 9:48am
question: How do the poetic elements increase my appreciation of the highwayman ? my answer: I love all the repition and the alliteration Noyes put in this poem this one of my favorites.Is it a corrret answer?
Monday, April 20, 2009 at 12:59am
In the poem "HOW I LEARNED ENGLISH"by Gregory Djanikian. Is there any suspense? If so when does it occur and why? Answer. yes, when the narrator got hit with the baseball on his head and fell on the floor.Is it correct what to answer for why?
Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 1:40am
Im working on poetry at school and I'm suppose to make a limerick. The rhyme scheme is aabba. I'm now just having trouble on the last one. Be my friend, I plead. A friend is all I need. Please be the one that I can trust. Don't ever let our friendship rust. Help?
Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 6:22pm
The suspense that occurs in the highwayman When the soldier come to the inn tie Bess up with a gun at her chest. what do you think? wright Another question is the narrator of "The cremation of sam McGee"? Robert Service and he is inside the poem. thanks
Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 10:26am
How does this one show SATIRE??? i have an idea but im not 100% sure its right. WHY GOLF IS GREAT What is the best sport? It's one of the great debates in our country, one which you can hear argued at your local bastion of culture we commonly call the "sports bar.&...
Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 1:12pm
narrative poem John and Fred are the awesomest friends They hang all day everyday They do homework together They don't ever fight A girl named Isabel is new at their school She is funny and fun She is sweet and beautiful They both really like her Soon they were fighting ...
Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:34pm
Can you please give a detailed explanation of the poem titled Albequerque Graveyard on the following site? smith.edu/poetrycenter/poets/thealbuquerquegraveyard
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 5:42pm
Help me Edit this document please. Both Emily Dickinson and Walter Whitman used their poetry as a way to express transcendentalist ideas. Whitman wrote mostly about self-knowledge and spirituality while Dickinson wrote about the self knowledge and nature aspects of the ...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 9:49pm
Hi, I wrote this poem and I was wondering if someone could please edit it for me? Thanks In my dreams, creeps up a guy, Mysterious he is; as I know him not. He smiles and I gaze-with a heartfelt sigh, Daydreaming often of a true love knot. His face personifies beauty, From his...
Friday, February 27, 2009 at 3:12pm
I was going to write a poem on Motherhood as I think it is a beautiful and vast subject. Anyone know which way I should start? (I want it to be a rhyming poem) Thanks for the help! -MC
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 7:08pm
poetry/The Planet on the Table
what is the meaning of the poem "Planet on the Table" by Wallace Stevens i've asked this a lot of times but no one gives me the meaning. this poem is so confusing
Monday, February 23, 2009 at 3:13pm
lit/intro and 1st paragraph
so here it is [ again ]: Daughter of Invention [underlined] by Julia Alvarez is a great example of how families struggle when they move to a totally new place. this family moves from the Dominican Republic to the United States Their family consists of the narrator, her sisters...
Monday, February 23, 2009 at 1:00pm
World culture and the arts
Explain in 200 to 300 words how artistic expression reflects the basic tenets of the Islamic faith in the following examples: 1. Architecture, a. Mosque, b. Minarets, 2. Persian Poetry, a. Relationship of lost lovers, b. Celebration of spring, 3. Music and Dance, a. Turkish ...
Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 1:00pm
Please give feedback on the below acrostic poems. I am in 9th grade so base it off of that. Follow me Over the rainbow Outside reality Towards the stars Sprint towards happiness Taciturn smiles whisk onto faces (or tackle fears or trust the path) Evaporating behind Pitter, ...
Sunday, February 8, 2009 at 5:22pm
Poetry/Digitial Story Telling
Hey, I have to do a digital story for Jonathan Swift's A SATIRICAL ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A LATE FAMOUS GENERAL, but I don't know what images to use nor where to find one. Help Please?
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 3:17pm
Could you please read my biography of Walt Whitman and if there any revising that needs to done please let me know. Thank you! Biography of Walt Whitman Walter Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in Westhills, Town of Huntington, Long Island. Walter's parents were interested ...
Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 1:24pm
my homework is to write a poem in which i make something in nature speak and describe its growing process. i can either write a poem or a prose. I can choose any tone i like.. i have chosen to write on a tree's growing process.. can someone explain to me what prose is and ...
Friday, February 6, 2009 at 11:59am
Since the 1970s, American poetry has a. been characterized by diverse voices and styles b. become increasingly narrow in subject matter c. reflected a more elitist perspective d. been appreciated for its simplicity i think the answer is A because my book says: Since 1970s, ...
Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7:12pm
what is one positive message in the poem "Poetry" by Marianne Moore.. in the begginning of the poem the she says that she "dislikes it", and that there is more importants things. but later she admits that she is interested in poetry. so what would be the ...
Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 3:43pm
i need help finding the themes of this essay. i know that 1 possible theme is about losing something when you learn something. But my teacher said there was another theme on " the importance to look in-dept" i'm not sure what he meant by that. Mark Twain's 2 ...
Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 5:41pm
hmm what might be an example of onomatopeia in this poem? Conquerors By sundown we came to a hidden village Where all the air was still And no sound met our tired ears, save For the sorry drip of rain from blackened trees And the melancholy song of swinging gates. Then through...
Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 3:13pm
LAMONT IS REQ TO READ 1 BIO, 1 SCIENCE, AND 1 POETRY BOOK EACH MONTH. HIS BOOK CHOICES ARE: 2 DIFF BIOS 3 DIFF SCIENCE 3 DIFF POETRY HOW MANY COMBINATIONS OF REQ BOOKS ARE POSSIBLE?
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 8:48pm
Poetry (9th grade)
This is a poem by Alice Walker and a question at the end but I can't figure out the question. Poem title: "Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning." Looking down into my father's dead face for the last time my mother said without tears, ...
Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 1:24pm
Hi there, I know this is so last minute, but i really need this to be edited tonight for my exam. I posted it earlier, but i don't know if you saw it .If you could please check if I translated the English correctly into French, youd be of great help. I know its...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 11:11pm
I am so sorry SraJMcGi but i have the other half of my project that i just finished. Do you mind checking if i have translated it correctly. Your help is greatly appreciated. 1.)Secondly, the culture. - Deuxièmement, la culture. 2.)Djiboutian attire reflects the region...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:53pm
Question: How did the Industrial Revolution affect the poetry of William Blake and William Wordsworth? - Okay, I'm not quite sure if I understand this correctly. Wasn't Wordsworth a supporter of the IR? And wasn't Blake thought to see the IR as a prophetic sign of ...
Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 5:39pm
1.In fiction, use of conventions leads to? A. entertainment, B. expectations, C. imagination, or D. escapism. 2. According to the analyses of the stories you were asked to read, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" best represents literary? A. allegory. B. realism. C. ...
Friday, January 16, 2009 at 11:44am
Think of two things that can have human body parts substituted for their own. What parts does a clock have that a human body has? Now use the objects you though of in a line of poetry. The face of Big Ben watches over the city of London. Big Ben's hands showed that it was ...
Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 6:43pm
Think of two things that can have human body parts substituted for their own parts. What parts does a clock have that a human body has? Now use the the objects you though of in a lines of poetry. Example: The face of Big Ben watches over the city of London...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:26pm
What's the metaphor? --------------------------------------- The Toaster A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red sits at my elbow and toasts my bread. I hand him fat slices, and then, one by one, He hands them back when he sees they are done...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 3:00pm
Okay, heres an "I am" poem. But I need help on what to put for the "i am" lines. It has to be two personality characteristics. The theme is about the world being destroyed. I was thinking of using "I am hopeful and amazed", but don't if that ...
Friday, January 9, 2009 at 3:28am
Poetry for Avie
Here is a book to look for, if you aren't happy with the poems you now have: The River Is Wide / El río es ancho. Twenty Mexican Poets/A Bilingual Anthology. The ed. is Marlon C. Frick. tr. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2005. Sra
Friday, January 2, 2009 at 3:08pm
what free web sites can I search for poetry regarding "mexican crossing the boarder and their hardships that go with it? I am in the 4th grade and need this for school.. thank you
Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 7:15pm
In the poem "Parade" by Rachel Field, what details in the poem describe the town? The only thing I see is the elm trees and the grass. Can you help me?
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 7:02pm
ok so im supposed to create a poem about child abuse...and i have some good ones but i totally just got writers block and i need help..here is part of the poem, any suggestions MY PAIN it started with a pen and paper... i write my emotions without thinking a bit it happened so...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:44pm
Gifted+Talented English-(Figurative Speech Poetry)
Our assignment is to write a poem on each of the types of figurative speech. simile metaphor synecdoche metonymy personification apostrophe hyperbole understatement irony paradox I have completed every one of them except understatement and paradox. I understand what they are. ...
Monday, December 1, 2008 at 4:33pm
French for Amanda
Knowing that you and Hélène love poetry (and I do too!) here are some sites you might like: 1. (you can hear poetry sung or read by poets!): http://www.poesie.net/index.php (upper-right-hand look for "écouter." 2. (one of my favorite poems & poet...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 6:26pm
They say that the only word in the dictionary that can't be rhymed is orange but when i tested this out, silver seems one that has no rhyme (one compund). Am i right? Thanks -MC
Friday, November 21, 2008 at 11:48am
I have to make a picture of 'Eve of St Agnes' by John Keats. I have to have some quotations in it. For the part of the poem where Poryphoro and Madeleine are together I'm having trouble picking out the best quotations to illustrate it.Please help! Quotations to ...
Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 6:40pm
I need to find these in this poem: 1.Apostrophe:The addressing of a discourse to a real or imagined person who is not present; also a speech to an abstraction. 2.Synecdoche:A figure of speech in which a part stands for a whole, or a whole for a part. 3.Metonymy:A figure of ...
Monday, November 3, 2008 at 6:37pm
no one is replying to my post on editing my sonnet. please i need help, it's due tommorow. The subject is also poetry and its a few posts below thanks -mysterychicken
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 5:18pm
I am looking for the full text of a poem that is called "Night". The first line is: Night is a purple pumpkin, Laced with a silver web. And the moon a golden spider, Wandering through the strands. It was written by Patricia _________ Can anyone help me? Thx
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 5:13pm
Can you please revise my sonnet for me? Nature: When I go out into nature, what do I see? There are plenty of things on a warm summer day It might be a bird, it might be a bee Or it might be a child engaged in play. I can feel the grass on my feet, green and hard And the sun...
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 3:46pm
Does this poem have imagery in it?? A Bird Came Down A bird came down the walk: He did not know I saw; He bit an angle-worm in halves And ate the fellow, raw. And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass. He glanced...
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 2:59pm
What is the allusion of this poem? What is the allusion about the meaning? FIREBIRD nothing prepares us for brilliant entrance of creature of fantasy or object of enchantment useless to resist its allure always takes unawares drawn to its fiery nature is instantly smitten ...
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 2:42pm
What is the allusion of this poem?? FIREBIRD nothing prepares us for brilliant entrance of creature of fantasy or object of enchantment useless to resist its allure always takes unawares drawn to its fiery nature is instantly smitten inflames irresistibly souls taken to ...
Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 12:57pm
What is the poem The Jumblies by Edward Lear about? What words and/or phrases do you find interesting? How is the poem structured? What did he want us to think about? plz help thanks in advance :)
Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 6:51am
Wiiliam Blake wrote a poem called The Tyger/Tiger. First of all I want to know how it is spelt Tiger/Tyger? Secondly what does sinews mean? Lastly I what are the main themes? Thanks
Monday, October 20, 2008 at 1:06pm
I guess I don't understand the question(why the quote presents contrast rather than comparison) my book is asking. I'm new to this poetry thing, please help!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 3:45pm
I need to write a one page response to the following poem, answering "How persuasive is this poem? How powerful is its argument? Account for its effect." I don't know where to begin because I don't understand the question. Any suggestions? Promises Like Pie-...
Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 8:58pm
1. When does the Narrative of Sojourner Truth take place? A. Before the Civil War B. During the Civil War C. After the Civil War D. Right after the Emancipation Proclamation 2. In "Life without Principle," Thoreau writes, "I would have had him deal with his ...
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 5:46pm
#11: Coffeehouses were centers for (A) literary activity (B) political debates © entertainment (D) all of the above. #11: D #12: After viewing the London Fire on September 2, 1666, Samuel Pepys (A) mailed a letter to his father (B) left town © went back to bed (D) ...
Monday, September 29, 2008 at 11:55pm
I got an assignment to make up my own poem following the same pattern as in Lorrie Moore's "How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)" I used the same timeline pattern but with my own life and i need to make up a title for it. Any ideas?? thanks :)
Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 8:08am